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Monitoring and Peer Support to Improve Treatment Adherence and Outcomes in Patients with Overlap Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Apnea via a Large PCORnet Collaboration (O2VERLAP)

Name of Principal Investigator and Institution

David M. Mannino, MD
Chair, Department of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

COPD Foundation

Sleep Apnea Foundation


The primary goal of O2VERLAP is to test the effectiveness of two strategies designed to improve adherence and patient outcomes in patients who use oxygen and PAP therapy: a proactive two-way interactive web-based platform guided by a peer and pro coach and a reactive referral to the same educational content without the support and two-way interaction. O2VERLAP will also collaborate with other PCORnet groups and external stakeholders to explore new models for stakeholder engagement, the use of new technologies, crowdsourcing methods in order to build PCO, and more.


This grant was approved by PCORI in June 2016 and the project began in September 2016. 

ABOUT's Role

ABOUT's role is to help spread awareness of their Sleeptember campaign and to raise awareness of challenges in sleep habits among cancer survivors/ previvors. 

ABOUT is a Patient-Powered Research Network in PCORnet®,  the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, an initiative funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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